Bava: Stories

Bava is family owned, with 4th, 5th and 6th generations currently working side by side in the business. These Barbera specialists have a keen interest in promoting Piedmontese indigenous varietals and low intervention wines. The winery is the only producer with a farmhouse in the Cru Scaronne in Castiglione Falletto, vinifying and ageing on site Nebbiolo-based wines. Bava wines highlight the best characteristics of Piemonte through careful selection of cones according to soil and terroir, and native grape varieties. 

Founded: 1911 

Family: Piero Bava, Roberto Bava, Giulio Bava, Paolo Bava, Francesca Bava, Giorgio Bava 

Vineyards: 125 aces in Monferrato and Langhe 

Estates: Cocconato, Castiglione Falletto, Agliano 

Fermentation: Wood is not an ingredient! For the most important red wines, fermenation begins in 53 oak barrels. Every barrel is made on purpose for specific Bava wine by barrel makers using French oak. White wines do not age in wood. 

Bava is also a low environmental impact winery with a tradition of sustainability, such as, grass covering, non-synthetic fertilizers, integrated pest management practices. There are zero chemical residuals in the wines. Light weight glass bottles are used to reduce production and transportation emissions.